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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

PURAN POLI


PURAN POLI
Puran Poli-a delicacy prepared on any festive occasion in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Its one of the favorite dishes of my family. I got this recipe from my Mother... My mother prepared this dish slightly different. As it is cooked in Uttar Pradesh. In UP Puran Poli is not sweet in taste.

Ingredients:

For the Filling:
Chana dal: 2 cups
Cardamom powder: 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
Red chilly Powder: ½ tsp
Dry Red Chilly: 1-2
Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
Asafoetida: a pinch
Salt: to taste

For the Dough:
Wheat flour: 3 cups
Oil: 2 tsp
Water: for knidding
Salt to taste

METHOD:
  • Soak the Chana dal for 2-3 hours.
  • Boil the soak Chana dal for 15-20 minutes and then mash into a soft paste.
  • Heat little oil in kadhai add cumin seeds, dry red chilly, asotedia.and add the dal mixture
  • Add Salt, turmeric powder, cardamon Powder red chilly powder and mix it well and cook it further for 2-3 minutes. The mixture should be like loose dough which could be spreadable.
  • Cool, divide into 10-15 portions and keep aside.
  • Mix refined flour, oil, water and salt. Make very soft, sticky dough. Knead very well. Use oil to knead. Divide into15 equal portions
  • With greased palms, take one portion of dough and flatten it into a disc of the size of the palm.
  • Place a ball of Chana paste in the centre and fold the disc from all sides to cover the paste completely.
  • Flatten the dough and roll again into a 100 mm. (4") diameter circle
  • Cook on a tava over a medium flame till golden brown in color on both sides.
  • Apply ghee or butter on both sides and serve hot with chutney
  • Repeat for the remaining dough and filling.


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